3 May 2023
New Forest Workshop
Understanding the problem
We are looking to bring together stakeholders (including policy makers, organisations, landowners, recreational users, foresters, and gamekeepers) to discuss and help understand the issues we face regarding the spread of tick-borne diseases in the UK.
We are aiming to understand:
- How tick-borne diseases are perceived by different people
- What conditions allow the diseases to establish and spread
- How tick-borne diseases are impacted by land use and climate change
This research will primarily be focusing on Lyme disease, Tick-borne encephalitis, and arrival of Hyalomma ticks & Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever. We hope to identify the stakeholders’ priorities for reducing the risks of tick-borne diseases and the potential impacts of environmental interventions of tick management in the local area and other parts of the country.